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putin. there are reports from southern ukraine that 2,000 russian troops have landed there. one ukrainian leader has called on russia to stop the provocation, stop the aggression and said the ukrainian army is prepared to defend it's territory. we'll get the very latest live from ukraine, but first the day's fast-moving events in a country that is geographically and culturally at the crossroads of east and west. >> troops with no insignia took control of the crimeaen airports. ten russian helicopters flew into ukraine air space. watching it all very closely is united states. secretary of state john kerry discussing rising tensions this morning. >> we raise the issue of the airports, we raise the issue of armored vehicles and personnel in various places. while we were told that they are not engaging in any violation of the sovereignty and do not intend to, i nevertheless made it clear that that could be misinterpreted at the moment, and there are enough tensions that it is important for everybody to be extremely careful not to inflame the situation, and not to send the wrong mess
was the biggest lender in the private sector to ukraine as four billion dollars plus of loans to the various ukrainian borrowers. so far and as we speak only in so far. those loans are overwhelmingly current and in good shape. there's been no sign in the last week or two of any increase in defaults on those existing loans to a full range of ukrainian borrowers so far so good. so spare duncan least. bank that you are a board member it is no preparing food for a ukrainian to fool's day in the next few weeks o o o months. we may have seen that the chief executive officer of spare bag herman graph announced on wednesday last week that they would not make new loans in ukraine until the situation clarified they're watching it closely but meanwhile business has already been eight seems to be a normal shape and people are paying their loans on time so far. what you think the risk is of contagion from the ukrainian situation economically. we'll have to look at it in terms of what's going on at the grassroots ukrainian businessman at the same problems as is my math everywhere. if the paper suppliers
the center of the critical stall in ukraine ukraine's kneeling carry many staff awesome novel called sis iraq to me the trees blocking an apple in the black sea port of a seven step though in crimea me in the russian naval base man on man at the chilling another and forth in the regional capital. and the unidentified armed group took control of the appellant's have not seen rough road. witnesses say around fifty alms man just admit it really full speed down to recognize a built in sink me as we put me with the russian navy slacks to renovate the airport's domestic flight terminal at the appeal to the undying the airport to operate normally and also stay an encore of british identity and is reported to have ceased to crime unit administrative buildings with the race the russians. yes we have mentioned just now and sat on identified the alms group shot looking chilling will be toting the same apropos and polish the capital of ukraine's crimea on this breakup make up respondent and foam box and was one of the fast on the scene and filmed as the alms brooch and a member of the so called itself th
. >> ukraine has filed a next edition request for the extradition of yanukovych from russia. any comment on that? >> i have not seen it, but i think would be unlikely we would have a specific comment on that. >> are you aware of plans to discuss the ukraine today? >> we do not confirm or discuss internal meetings. internal if it is because of the five permanent members, the security counsel. >> i don't have any details on that. i can check and see if that is something they have announced. the ukrainians asked for there to be a meeting. do you know if the united states was in favor of having this meeting? >> i point you to our mission in new york on that. >> do you recognize the current government of the ukraine? >> we don't recognize governments, as you know. let me answer your question. we don't recognize governments. as i just said earlier, the fact , leftanukovych left kiev his people with the leadership void in our view means that he has lost his legitimacy. our focus here is on working with the interim government. they are going to hold elections . they have called for elections in
our viewers in the united states and around the world. we're following the growing crisis in ukraine where tensions are rapidly escalating and the president of the united states, president obama is about to walk into the white house briefing room to make a major statement. the ukrainian government is accusing russian black sea forces of trying to seize two airports in crimea and cutting off communications between the russian majority region and the rest of ukraine. russian troops also are set to have surrounded the state television facility, some are calling it, and i'm quoting it now, an armed invasion of the country. all of this coming just six days after the ukrainian president, viktor yanukovych, was driven from the capital following deadly demonstrations against this pro-moscow president. let's go to our senior white house correspondent jim askos sta. explain this for us. >> president obama was supposed to be out here 15 minutes ago so he's running late. he was expected to be at the democratic committee at this hour, wolf, laying out his midterm strategy for his party. instead h
in the ukraine. we have a developing crisis there. i'm going right to peter barnes for details. peter if. >> well, that's right, gerri. we're monitoring developments here in washington, waiting for the president to comment on latest developments in ukraine, where there are reports ukrainians and ukrainian ambassador to the united nations of an illegal crossing by russian military personnel of the borders into crimea. the russian, the ukrainian ambassador saying that transport aircraft, around 10 of them, plus another dozen or so military helicopters have crossed into the area. there are reports of these aircraft landing at an airport in crimea. right now the pentagon is not prepared to characterize this movement but officials do tell fox they see evidence of air and maritime movement into and out of crimea by russian forces. we're waiting for the president on the latest, gerri. gerri: peter, to you, as we listen to the details that are only slowly coming out here, why can't we get some kind of a characterization of how the government regards these movements? what do they make of them? do we have
and jokes coming up. as ukraine's national assembly rooms in the interim cabinet. pro russian armed gunmen continued to control crime year's regional parliaments the last five days after his ouster ex president of ghana which pops up and rush over to schedule a friday news conference. thought i was a speech before a joint session of parliament even the queen on to record this as his uk counterpart david cameron says he can get his way when it comes to an antique buttons eu membership status it all. its engine keeps building over ukraine in crimea as capital gunmen in control of parliament was wasted. the russian flag cross the border russian fighter jets in the sky in ukraine's ousted president hopping up the tree of the cove which was given a friday press conference in the southern russian city of raw stuff and gone. meanwhile in the capital of double screening process for ukraine's new cabinet inside parliament in downtown st the prime minister and the new direction the line taking a taxi to the ukrainian government is european integration. sad to see if his linens and things to be troub
ukraine spiraling out of control and a deregularized state. russia at the doorstep and we have seen what russia has done with georgia at least in the past. this is at least the backdrop here and that's what's different from two days ago. two days ago, i was telling you that i don't think ukraine is something that's going to derail this market. maybe for traders. it's not warrant zbld of course, what's different is, the president actually speaking to us about the situation and we don't know what it is going to be in terms of the statement. we don't know what the u.s. might have in terms of involvement. >> you have the s&p trading at 1868. traded off 20 handles. every opportunity to continue that decline into a weekend, into uncertainty, yet the thing turned and rallied 12 handles. which, to me, was the most impressive thing of the day. it's extraordinarily difficult even in the midst of what's going on here. intraweekend, press conference, still manages to close up. >> is this a reason to buy bonds? >> it could be. we had a big move in the bond market today. it could be a safe haven. see
closed door session. the crisis ukraine. ukraine is claiming vladimir putin's forces invaded the country, and the white house says if that is true it would about be a, quote, grave mistake. let's get to it. >> good friday afternoon to you and yours. there is a crisis that is fast developing. the united states is losing patience with putin. washington warning the kremlin to stand down now in ukraine. russian forces are on the move. journalists from the "associated press" report they've spotted a convoy of russian troops making its way through southern ukraine. the same region where armed men in full battle gear have now seized and taken control of two airports. we'll show you where this is happening. crimea region on the black sea, critical port area where russia has a huge navy base. wear hearing from the ex-president of ukraine and he is in russia and is getting president putin's protection. he says despite the bloodshed he is still the rightful ruler and started his news conference with a clear sign of frustration. see the break there? the former president snapped his pen in half. went
taken by the russian federation inside of ukraine. there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> i'm bret baier in washington. this is a fox news alert. president obama addressing the nation less than an hour ago about reports the russian military had entered ukraine. we have fox team coverage tonight on the extremely fluid situation in ukraine, changing by the hour. wendell goler covers the president's brief address, but first, senior foreign affairs correspondent amy kellogg keeping a close eye from london on this developing story. good evening, amy. >> hi, bret. the warm glow of the olympic closing ceremony has dispalted in less than a wee ukraine's crimea has probably something to do with local militia groups, protection groups, bret, but certainly, there is a russian military presence down there, and the question and the concern is where is it all leading? another jarring wake-up call in ukraine. armed men take over the civilian airport in the semiautonomous region of crimea, and where russia bases its black sea fleet. russia says its personnel there are doing
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crimeaens remain the men in camouflage whoever they are. >> part of basic agreements between the ukraine and rush over the black sea fleet. >> that's right, tony. the prime minister hear saying that the these are russian forces. we have no confirmation of that on the ground. these men . >> they number 15 shoes russian sailors. it is a major naval base. they want to protect their interests. we have seen russian armor personnel carriers in the last day or so. they are just exercises. but raising tensions a bit here in crimea, kiev watching very closely what is going on, who is in charge of security. very much an open question, tony. >> jennifer glass for us. as we told you, president obama said tonight that the u.s. is deeply concerned by the reports of russian military movements in ukraine. there will be consequences if russian intervenes. mike viqueira for us at the white house. mike, the president didn't say what those intervention measures could be. >> no one takinbe. >> what is left on the table? that's going to be the speculation. obviously it will be economic sanctions on what mate
became name -- known across the world, these promotepeople who violence. beyond the ukraine, they are well known around the world. they insight fear. i believe the ukrainian parliament is not legitimate. i still maintain the sacrament which was not the filled, given the condition that it will be for sale could have called down and would have launched the legal process of resolving the political crisis in the ukraine. that was the way out. the radicals have forced us into these dead ends. >> the second part of the question about the judges. >> this is unprecedented. not just for the ukraine but for any country of the world. the state itself is destroyed. we should not allow this to happen. i do not know if the microphone is going to work. i'm going to give the floor to him who has a loud voice. give him the microphone. >> do you feel ashamed? ashamed. furthermore i would like to offer my apologies first and veterans, therde ukrainian people, for what happened in ukraine. for the fact that i did not have enough strength to maintain for they and to allow mess to happen. >> plea
that consider ukraine a sovereign nation. coming up, in a few hours deposed president victor yanukovich will speak from an undisclosed location in south urn russia and we will begin in moscow but jennifer class is there where one of the airports was seized and good morning to you and it seems from the outside there has been a power grab from pro-russian forces across crimea. >> good morning, thomas, yes, i was at the airport a few minutes ago and there are armed men there. they are in military uniforms dressed top to bottom and they have helmets and have very heavy weapons but no insignia and i tried to talk to them and wouldn't say who they were or where they were from and civilians at the airport protecting them said they were happy they were there and speak russian and say they are brothers and wouldn't say if they were military or ukraine military or russian military. also so in simferopol and down the road is home to the fleet and there to the airport is being held, protected crimeas say by armed men. the ukrainian interior instersay the men are the russian military and we add a se
. >> ukraine... >> chaos in ukraine as russian gunmen sees the airport in crimea. moscow raises financial aid. >> preparing to speak - viktor yanukovych to address his removal of power as he hides out in rush a ia -- russia. >> the new look. >> the fight for freedom for our al jazeera colleagues detained in egypt. people around the world rally for their release. >> hi there. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. we begin with a crisis in ukraine. moscow is trying to hold on to ties with ukraine. russian president vladimir putin ordered his deposit to discuss possible financial aid for ukraine with international partners, and is asking the government to consider humanitarian aid. the south is seeing backlash to the new ukrainian government. there has been a wave of protests and reports that gunmen in russian-marked uniforms seized the main airport. this was taken at the airport, a dark image of men in helmets. 50 armed men were there. earlier another group of pro-russian gunmen took control. lawrence lee takes a look at the rising tensions in crimea. >> there's attempts made to tu
and the officials have spoken about ukraine. yet there has been no official word from vladimir putin. is right. there have been limited comments from him directly. his kerry today spoke with foreign counterpart, his foreign minister counterpart in russia. they had a conversation about this, and again some of that conversation, the russians have said they are planning to intervene here. something is happening here. we are getting reports on the ground from people in crimea, reporters who claim they have seen russian troops. we will see what the president has to say, how strong the rhetoric is from the president. so far, other members of the administration are speaking out. the fact that the president is speaking out suggests this has moved up a notch. we have not heard from the president since he was in next ago on ukraine. interesting to see how tough he sounds when he appears in front of the cameras. >> as we await the president, i benching is the senior vice president for stonebridge group rate he is also worked as the senior adviser group i'm wondering if you can give us a little context fo
like a lot of paperwork to me. thanks very much. fox news alert, growing crisis in ukraine. gunmen seizing airports in crimea region were tied to russia strong. taking up positions around a coast guard base there, too. this as the country's ousted president speaks for the first time since he fled his palace for russia. u.s. warning russia not to in flame the situation. >> reports are a deep concern to the united states. as secretary kerry said and ambassador rice said intervention would be a grave mistake. we call on russia to respect its international obligations made under the u.n. charter to refrain from the threat or use of force against territorial integrity or independence of any state profit live in kiev. katie. >> we're getting reports airspace over crimea has been closed. armed men in combat uniforms have seized the international airport there as well as a military airfield in that region. similarly reports from a tv station, crimea tv, their editor in chief says their building has been tormd by armed men. a teleconcompany in the region says they are unable to contact thei
you knew you . the ukraine to the old system of dictation us russian forces reportedly take control of two airports in arabia protests continue in the venezuelan capital of the stars of the week long carnival holiday pfft. german chancellor offers to find solutions to address its concerns about the european union. i think. ukraine's interior minister claims russian forces have now taken control of two appleton arabia. eyewitnesses of the regional center of sucre polled say the group was stressed that cinco the biggest those who sees the call of the team would be a guest today. what a beautiful day and explain to you and use what he was the view. we say to you when people write me a top step that will stay here for a long long period of time it's a place called sunday for rushing to hospital. also the ukrainians job of the are not able to carry piece. it was the last. the spokesman said the attack has occurred to me about the bad times apologize. actually all the words of the vitriol cold in the pool to suppress the poll was seized and the reports of anti corruption bill crushes do w
the ukraine under the immediate threat to my life and the life of my family. >> ukraine's ousted president says he's still the country's legitimate leader. >> armed men supporting russia take over the airports in the crimean capitol as the ukraine asks the u.n. to intervene. >> in london, more reaction on those fast moving developments in ukraine. viktor yanukovych insists he's in charge. we'll have analysis on who is running the country and the money leaving from it. >> also ahead, the french president arrives in central african republic where his military operations are expanding. >> building a toy dynasty one little plastic brick at a time. ♪ >> hello, so the struggle for ukraine's future has taken on several twists in the last few hours. let's take you through them all. speaking from southern russia, viktor yanukovych said he's still the legitimate leader of ukraine and called the protestors who overthrew him fascists, meanwhile inside ukraine, armed men apparently aligned to russia have taken control of the international airport in the crimean region. crimea's parliament, a new gove
are taking over the capital in ukraine. >> i was forced to leave ukraine under the immediate threat of my life and life of my family. >> he's staying he's still the country's leader. >> hello, in london with more reaction on those fast moving developments in ukraine. >> viktor yanukovich insists he's charge and tell that to the politicians in kiev. we have the analysis on who is running the country and the money bleeding from it. >> ahead, the french president arrives to central african republic. plus... ♪ the 12 years of slaves expected to win big at sunday's oscars and why so much black talent leaving the uk? the region of crimea and reports of flights being turn away. moscow denied the soldiers are russian. here are the two major flash points, men carrying weapons moved into the airport to the northwest of the city and also at the parliament building in the center. we have a report. >> the prorussian block welcome russian troops. by first light on friday they got their wish. at the airport, dozens of men standing guard & their rifles are unloaded. but who were there. the uniforms hav
. >> i love this song. ♪ but first let's go to ukraine and the growing signs there that the semi autonomus ukraine says russian military forces blocked the airport in crimea. armed men have taken control of the international airport in the capitol and they are wearing unmarked uniforms, no insinnias and the airport is functioning normally and it's in the hands of armed men and took control of the building on thursday and they are standing their ground. in kiev, ukraine temporary parliament asked the council to call a session and is summoning security chiefs over the crisis. as for the president, viktor yanukovych he says he is still president and in charge but speculation is increasing about his whereabouts and has been for days and looks like he is in the southern russian city near the border of ukraine and he says he will hold a news conference there in the next few hours. and our correspondence are covering all angles of the story and we are in crimea's capitol and in kiev where they are scrambling to try to contain the crisis and in russia where yanukovych is due to speak and
much, michael gayed. we're going to go live to kiev to bring you the crisis. >> ukraine could be on the verge of tearing itself apart. russia putting pressure on ukraine's new government to act today. ousted leader yanukovych says he is still the nation's president, urging russia to refrain from military intervention. ukraine's acting president said russia is trying to provoke conflict. our bloomberg reporter on the ground in kiev with the latest. it sounds like we could be getting closer and closer to a splitting apart of ukraine. >> i'm not sure i would go that far. i would say that the new acting president has said that russia is trying to provoke them into a conflict. the region that georgia and russia fought a war over. i spoke to one of turchynov's cabinet members and asked him whether he was worried about russian military nearby. >> yes, i am. i am worried about it for sure. the capture of the government in crimea, units in my opinion which were sent from moscow, from russia we see very aggressive methods of carrying out politics towards ukraine. >> with all the tension
harris with a look at today's top stories. growing new tensions in ukraine. armed men take control of airports. and ukraine accused russia of mounting an invasion. tens of thousands of documents released detailing the inner workings of the clinton white house. >>> and rising waters force police to close roads, but it's a welcome sight to ease the drought. inside supreme court arguments posted online. >> ominous development developme ukraine. heavily armed men described as russian soldiers took up positions at airports and at a cost guard base in the crimea region. ukraine accusing russia as invading its territory. jennifer glass is live for us in the crimea capitol. jennifer, who are these armed men at the airport? who are they taking their orders from? >> reporter: they won't talk about who they are. tonight we have a new development. the air space in crimea is closed. no flights going in or out for the next 24 hours. we're not sure who these men are. there are no insignia on their uniforms. there are no license tags on their trucks. no identifying marks, paperwork, passes. if you
with "bbc world news". our top stories. crisis in ukraine. armed activists take control of two airports in crimea, fueling graeter fears of moscow's intentions. because of crimea, the interior minister of ukraine describes is this as an armed invasion. >>> uganda says it is being blackmailed by the international community as the world bank decides to postpone a multimillion dollar loan because of the new uganda anti-gay laws. >> and it's believed to be the biggest ever international crackdown on fraud. over 100 people arrested for selling bogus shares. >>> hello, everyone. we begin with a new dimension to the growing crisis in ukraine where the interior minister has described this as an armed invasion. groups of armed men have taken over two airports in crimea. a largely russian speaking part of ukraine, which is home to a massive russian naval base. this is simferopol, the capital. they are saying nothing to reporters. but flights are still operating in and out of this civilian airport as normal. the situation is less clear at nearby sebaterpol. you can see some of the warplanes lined
will be available shortly on the website at >> turning to the situation in ukraine the associated press reports secretary of state john kerry called russia a's foreign minister to express concerns of reports of pro- russia gunmen patrolling streets in armored vehicles and seizing several of airports in the region. the ap says that secretary kerry urged sir j. lab -- lavrov. back in washington washington, . president obama spent the day at the white house hosting a student film fests after him. later today 4:45 he will speak at the democratic national committee winter meeting being held at the capital hilton. we will have live coverage of the remarks on c-span. again it is up 4:45 eastern. let's go live to the briefing room under way about ten minutes press secretary jay carney speaking with reporters. the first several questions on the subject of ukraine. live coverage on c-span2. >> you were just talking about the concerns you have for the central russian involvement in ukraine. what option does the united states have available, should we reach that point? spinet i'm not going to specu
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: the fight for the future of ukraine escalated today, well-armed men, alleged to be russian forces, took control of two airports in crimea... president obama warned moscow not to intervene. the united states will stand with the international community in affirming there will be costs for military intervention in ukraine. >> good evening, i'm judy woodruff. also ahead good evening, i'm judy woodruff. also ahead, miles o'brien ventures deep inside one of the world's most hazardous places: japan's fukushima nuclear plant, still mired in trouble three years after its catastrophic meltdowns. >> resembling astronauts on the way to a fully fueled rocket, we donned special shoes and hard hats, then boarded a bus that would get us as close to the meltdowns as the laws of physics, and common sense, would allow us. and it's friday, mark shields and david brooks are here to analyze the week's news. those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by:
're getting new word this situation in the region of the ukraine is getting tenser by the moment. just receiving word that russian aircraft carrier carrying 2,000 military croups landed near the crimean port. and the russians are building up troops along the entire eastern border. we will keep you posted. john mccain reacting to that, and, senator, obviously this thing is sort of building by the moment. what do we do? it was predictable and predicted. putin has very little regard for the united states. he is committed and believed in with all his being that ukraine is part of russian. crimea has -- where major soviet naval base on the black sea is, and we could never geoff up and -- never give up and we're seeing an intervention that is deeply disturbing and alarming, and i don't think he thinks the united states is going to do much, given when he looks around and sees his troops in georgia and seeing american weakness and withdrawal. what do we do now? i think we have to, first of all, condemn it. second, get the immediately as quickly as possible, get the ukrainian economy going agai
. >> those are the headlines. i'm thomas drayton. "consider this" is next. >> ukraine's civil unrest threatens violence. >> toxic nuclear sites speaks to us. the plight of gaoled al jazeera journalists gets global attention. we look at threats to reporters around the world. using penn gins to gauge men's impact on climate change. i'm antonio mora. welcome to "consider this". here is more of what is ahead. >> expect other nations to respect kiev's sovereignty. >> russia will inspect the territorial sovereignty. >> i urge russia not to do anything to escalate tension. >> a day of action an under way around the world to draw attention to our colleagues. >> attention to the imprisonment of our colleagues. >> there's action taking place. >> half a billion tweets of that hash tag. >> we begin with tensions rising in ukraine. armed gunmen seize control of the crimea region. the scenes reminiscent of the protests sending viktor yanukovych into hiding last week. he has surfaced in russia, claiming he is ukraine's limb mate leader. we are joined by al jazeera's correspondent jennifer glasse wh
for coming in. >> ukraine's ousted president is doubling down claiming he is still the leader of the country speaking from russia. amy has more on this. >> reporter: there is an increasing russian or pro-russia militia present that is causing concern. it is hard to tell how much is bluster and how much has the ability to escalate into the conflict. members of russians naval fleet, the black sea fleet, surrounded a boarder guard post this morning and left the officers inside saying this russian naval officers don't want a repeat of the square in kiev where the revolution happened. armed men surrounded the airport at the regional capital and the military airport where the russian navy black sea's fleet is based. both airports are back under ukraine control. they have plans to hold a referendum in way about taking a greater independence in russia. last week, he was in the president's chair and now he is on the run for mass murder. yanukovych is blaming the west for medaling in the affairs and being responsible for the chao. he vowed to return to ukraine as soon as he feels safe. >> i am ashamed
, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." ,eporting from washington ukraine's new government accuses russia of mounting a military invasion and occupation. president obama says he is deeply concerned. >> the united states will stand with the international community in affirming there will be costs for any military intervention. delays a loanank for uganda, following the passage of an anti-gay. officials in uganda collett lacked male. and hollywood's biggest night is almost here. soon we will know which stars will be going home with an oscar. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. tonight, tensions are running high in ukraine. the interim government accuses russia of an armed invasion and occupation after unidentified gunmen began patrolling airports in the region of crimea, but the majority of the population is ethnically russian. responding to the report, president obama warned there will be costs for any military intervention in the ukraine. he spoke at the white house a short time ago. >> any violation of ukraine's sove
states, his statement about the political unrest in the country of ukraine. now, the latest weres from the region say armed militants have occupied two airports in the area. members of the ukraine's government say the men were troops deployed from russia. the kremlin is denying these claims. earlier today, ukraine's ousted president,y. , speaking from inside russia in russia insists he remains the leader from ukraine. jankovic is wanted for murders of hundreds of protesters in the country. the ukraine says -- the kremlin says it will continue to respect the sovereignty of its neighbors, secretary of state john kerry made a call for peace on all sides and of course, on wednesday, russian president, vladimir putin, ordered a surprise military exercise on the border of the ukraine with 150,000 russian troops. the russian flag was planted on top of crimea's parliament building. militants took control of the government's building there and pro-russian demonstrators filled the streets. joining me now kristen welker of nbc news. great to have you with us tonight. what can we expect the presid
, and mark mow buus will join us live from rio this morning. we'll get his view on the situation in ukraine .other hot spots. we start this morning with the rising tensions in ukraine. the country's central bank governor reassuring markets that it does have enough reserves to pay off critters. the prime minister says it hopes to get international financial aid in the near future to stabilize the government. meanwhile, ukraine's acting government calling for a execute session. armed men have now seized two airports after taking a parliament building hours earlier. russia denies its forces were involved. the region is home to russia's black sea fleet. jim maceda is in moscow. jim, there have been a lot of stories circulating around about whether or not russia was involved. >> that's right. russia does deny it, as you say. but it didn't have to be their military. because it was dozens of russian-speaking gunmen who stormed those two airports today. the main airport in crimea's capital as well as a smaller military airport. now, it looks like a repeat of yesterday's incident, when those armed c
want to interrupt brad's report. the president is speaking about the situation in the ukraine. the crisis, we have been clear that the ukrainian people do the opportunity to determine their own fate. we have urged an end to the violence and encourage them to pursue a course in which they are stabilizing their country, and moving to elections this spring. i spoke several days ago with president putin. we have been in daily communication with russian officials. we have made clear that we can be part of an international effort to support a united ukraine moving forward, which is not only in support of the ukraine, but also in russia's interest. byare now deeply concerned reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside the ukraine. russia has a historic history with them. any violation of ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing, which is not in the interest of ukraine, russia, or europe. these matters must he determined by the ukrainian people. it would be a clear violation of russia's commitment to respect the independenc
other nations toll respect ukraine's sovereignty. >> i urge russia not to take any action that could escalate tension. >>> the idea that you can make a fix before babies are born and have a healthy baby is terrific. >> this will work for humans. >> what kinds of failures will we tolerate? >>> a day of action is under waifrmthsways around the world to draw attention to the plight of our colleagues. >>> to call attention to the continued imprisonment of journalists in egypt is action taking place in over 30 countries. >> half a billion tweets and hash tags. >> we begin with tensions rising in ukraine. heavily armed gunmen raised russian flags and seized control of government buildings in the crimean region. they remember reminiscent to sending viktor yanukovych into hiding. he claims he is still ukraine's legitimate leader. we are joined by al jazeera america's foreign correspondent, jennifer glass who is in ukraine. jennifer, good to have you, as always, on the show. leaders in cry crimimea announced they would hold a referendum and whether it should be autonomous or how autonomous i
has been responding to events as they unfold in ukraine. throughout this crisis we have been very clear about one fundamental principle. the ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future. together with our european allies we have urged an end to the violence and encouraged ukrainians to pursue a course in which they've stablized their country, forge a broad based government and move to elections this spring. i also spoke several days ago with president putin and my administration has been in daily communication with russian officials and we've made clear that they can be part of an international community's effort to support the stability and success of a united ukraine going forward which is not only in the interest of the people of ukraine and the international community, but also in russia's interests. however, we are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside of ukraine. russia has a historic relationship with ukraine including cultural and economic ties and a military facility in crimea but any violati
the ukraine. mika would like to read. >> charles krauthammer. "the washington post" putin's ukraine gambit. whatever anything obama says says or does would stop anyone remains unquestionable. but surely the west has more financial clout than crush's extraction economy that exports little but oil, gas, and vodka. it's a lot of money but less than one half of one-tenth of 1% if the combined eu and u.s. gdp and treasurer is preferable to compensat expending blood. putin keeps ratcheting up the pressure. can this administration puster the counterpressure to give ukraine a chance to breathe? >> the secretary said yesterday russia is complaining about other on countries. they should listen to themselves about that and not be hi hypocritical about it. the secretary talked about an ifm loan and about europe doing more and i think folks are looking into that. the ifm is there in kiev talking about this and, yes, a lot more money in the west and ukraine wants to lean towards the west. i think everybody wants us to do more. >> but -- go ahead, gene. >> i was going to say, there is an issue in ukraine
in times this winter and it's only the third coldest winter on record there. >>> ukraine's ousted president victor yanukovych emerged for the first time from his country since last weekend. he spoke to reporters outside in moscow where he is under protection from the russian government. meanwhile armed men apparently loyal to russia have taken up positions at two airports in ukraine. craig boswell with more. >> reporter: ukraine's ousted leader remained dee find as he appeared before -- defiant as he appeared before the media in russia. >> i have all intentions to fight for the future of ukraine. >> reporter: the comments come nearly a week after he says he was forced it leave ukraine because of threats of violence against him and his family. friday he said he didn't want military intervention and blamed the west for the ongoing unrest. the ukrainian people are divided between loyalty to the west and loyalty to russia. the u.s. wants russia to show that it will not interfere as a new government takes shape. >> the united states totally supports the ukraine's territorial integrity and the so
and ukraine. the acting president of ukraine is imploring vladimir putin not to intervene with his country right now and that seems to have taken the wind out of the sails. the dow was up 125 points at its peak today, and now up just 27, and the nasdaq has turned negative. >> the s&p 500 in danger of reversing as well. we'll keep an eye on that closely. yesterday we put in the new closing high for the s&p 500 at 1848. today it looks that could be called into question. of course, the nasdaq, and this, bill, will be the question, was losing some steam even before this round -- >> biotech was pulling back. >> all of that we'll get into. if 2013 was the year of the activist investor, is 2014 the year they're overplaying their hand? there's been pushback against the likes of carl icahn and nelson peltz. sometimes even blistering public criticism. now a battle with darden restaurants. we will have a special report coming up. >> it's very, very intriguing. >>> then a new report that shows employees of the s.e.c., the securities and exchange commission, you know, the regulator of the stock market,
overnight, tensions rising in ukraine as armed men take over an airport and the world waits for the ousted president to break his silence today. >>> back to life. a man pronounced dead and put in a body bag. what happened next is living, breathing proof that miracles do happen. >>> work it out. a run around the white house with the president and vice president. >>> good friday morning, everyone. i'm john muller. >> and i'm marci gonzalez in for diana perez. the last day of february is proving to be a brutal weather day no matter where you live. take a look at the radar. heavy rains are taking aim at bone-dry california where evacuations are under way at least in one neighborhood because of mudslide fears. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: they've been praying for rain, just not this much. this morning, drought-stricken california soaking wet. >> we need it. i don't necessarily like it, but we need it. >> reporter: in the bay area the storms have snapped trees. on roads, trucks are sliding out of control. in l.a. county yesterday more than 100 crashes. there's a lot of anxiety in fo
are on the rise between ukraine and russia after two men entered two airports. u cran is describing it as an invasion. the country's parliament is calling for extradition of the leader. >> the french president in the central african republic this friday some three months in into a mission aimed at halting deadly sectarian violence. >> and in a rare move, the world bank has frozen some $90 billion worth of aid to u gan ga over a signing of a law that toughens punishment for offenders. >> first, to the ukraine crash the general has demanded the extradition of the ousted leader. he is believed to be in russia. the president is expected to hold al news conference rater this friday and the first time he will be seen in public since ousted. as well, the u crun's parliament has been calling for a special session of the u.n. security council to discuss the worsening crisis. >> and the group of our men, in the meantime, in paramilitary uniforms, have entered the two main airports in the ukrainian region. the ukrainian prime minister has described it as an armed in vaguesment the parliament h
with russia and the west are certainly not at their zenith and the ukraine was starting to happen in a very serious way and it played out over the course of two or three weeks. you also had kind of cheap cold war-esque sniping. never put journalists in bad nonfunctioning hotel rooms when they have nothing to write about yet. [laughter] with twitter in action. brown water, stray dogs. i thought some of this was really a bit much. far be it from me to sympathize with vladimir putin but that was a bit much. >> was it successful? in terms of what he wanted to achieve? >> in large measure, yes. there was no terrorist attack. he made sure of that. not only was there the ring of steel around the olympic area but you could be very sure that the really hot areas, pressure from other concerned apparatus were in high demand. >> more likely the defense minister. >> i thought in the closing ceremonies there was even the flash of russian with that i love, see them making fun of themselves with the system ring not opening. that was a kind of showbiz moment of irony that was nice. >> they told the story. t
details on our >> major new developments in ukraine. the country has requested a united nations security council meeting to deal with its crisis. switzerland and austria are trying to block any assets ukraine's fugitive president may have hidden. today, viktor yanukovych claiming to still be ukraine's rightful leader. >> camouflage and armed pro-russia militants this morning took control of two airports. the message was clear -- they are on the side of russia and completely reject the new ukrainian government. the chaos gripping ukraine now the source of dangerous and rising tensions between the saidd states and russia today that a massive military exercise near the ukrainian border. nowhere is the battle line more evident than right here in the mostly russian enclave of crimea. they want to be closer to russia, even part of it. on thursday, armed men stormed the parliament building, raising the russian flag. they are playing revolutionary songs, and they are calling everyone here comrades. ukraine, citizen of but i am russian, this woman told us, saying she welcomed a russian invasion.
to call it off but i am going to say the markets are calm her given what we saw in the ukraine yesterday. 2.6710-year and the euro .s stronger, up near 1.38 you can really see the geopolitics coming in. -- a stronger102 yen. the ruble is stable. that speaks volumes. the backstory away from the ukraine is the managed weakness of the chinese yuan. 615 -- six .15. scarlet fu has the front page. >> the crisis in ukraine keeps expanding. overnight him of the latest --elopments are russia's black navy fleet locked another airport. crimea the flashpoint. ethnic russians make up about 60% of the region's population. at the same time, but new ukraine government has put in a to kievto the imf to go and start talking about a possible bailout. $35 billionne needs to balance the books. part of the problem is with the crisis, tax revenues are not being collected. out,m keene has pointed ultimately they will be able to get through with that they will have a short-term capital -- studies years ago in economics, the basic idea, adam, of the real economy. plunges. no other way around it. >> viktor yanukov
. >> and a possible show down with ukraine and russia ukraine said gun men are taking control of a military airplane and one other airport near by said to be surrounded. moenl the ousted ukranian president surfacing since disappearing last weekend and speaking from russia, he vows to keep fighting and denies he called for military innervention. the big fear is the ukraine is unravelling. and amy kellogg has more from london. >> reporter: at least john kerry and russian counterpart are having regular conversations on the phone and various western leaders are speaking to vladimar putin, but what is troubling to many people it is hard to know who is controlling what. as we saw in the airport armed men took it over. ukraine's new security chief declared it an occupation and enivation and said the troops were russian here and a military airport in ukraine and crima. they are local protection units and russia foreign minister claims that the russia military presence is at normal level that exist dow to the presence of the black sea is fleet. and then the desupposed ukranian president victorianian -- yan
>> confusion in the crimea. ukraine's acting president accuses russia of being directly involved in the region's conflict. ready to act. new cpi data is released today. we will get some pin codes and the info on what mario draghi should do next week. pimco is coming back into the black. the revamp of iberia continues. welcome, you are watching "the pulse." i am guy johnson. francine is off today. she will be back next week. inditexp this hour, fashions a tax loophole. we begin with our main subject of the morning. the situation in the ukraine is developing quickly. isted president yanukovych holding a press conference today from russia. the u.s. government tries to pull together international funding to avoid a default. let's go to kiev and our reporter there, ryan chilcote. walk us through what has been happening in the south of the country in the crimea this morning. >> it is certainly seizing headlines. i am at the ukrainian central bank with the prime minister and the head of central bank are giving a joint briefing about the state of the country's finances. the prime ministe
otherwise it was fun. it really was fun. >> new fears over the stability of ukraine. the interior says that russian military forces entered two airports in crimea. >> hello, this is al jazeera live from doha. the other top stories. police fire tear gas on anti-government protesters in venezuela. dealing with the trauma of war. the project in turkey helping the youngest victims of syria's conflict. the world bank withholds a $90 million loan to uganda over its latest laws against gays. >> ukraine's interior minister says that russian's military forces blocked the military forces in caimia. dozens of un -- crimea. >> dozens of soldiers wearing unmarked uniform are patrolling but letting the airport operate early. we'll be live to our correspondent there and in kiev. first to lawrence lee at the airport. he's on the line from there. now, lawrence, what is the situation there right now. do we have any idea who the men are, the interior minister says that they are russian force, but they are in unmarked uniform? >> yes, the interior ministry has said that, and the ukrainian security se
amid clashes within ukraine's borders. >> we will do everything and use all legal means to stabilize the situation. also tonight, saving kids from the street. inspired by young black men in chicago, the president offers a new initiative. >> and the point was i could see myself in these young men. and by almost every measure, the group that is facing some of the most severe challenges in the 21st century in this country are boys and young men of color. >> and the lifeline on wheels. in our series aging america, a look at the innovation that can help keep her independent. >> good evening. thanks for joining us. i'm joie chen. a russian flag is waving above the ukranian parliament building in crimea tonight. the building was seized by pro have you hahn government who continue to occupy it. but in kiev the parliament voted for a new prime minister, one who is loyal to the open sayings. and tensions dividing the country are rippling well beyond the borders as america tonight's sheila mcvicer reports. >> pro have you hahn voices raised in the crimean capital amidrisings tensions. the crime
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